An AIMG Program application requires
It is advisable to start the application process early to avoid difficulties in completing your application, e.g. to ensure enough time is available to book an English Language Proficiency (ELP) test to receive official results in advance of the submission deadline.
NOTE: Online application and document submission deadlines are strictly observed. Refer to Important Dates and Deadlines for the relevant assessment cycle.
Print, carefully review, and complete all required forms for application submission, utilizing the current Cycle Application Checklist as a guide for preparing your supporting documents.
NOTE: Incomplete forms, forms from previous cycles, or incorrectly completed forms, will cause an application to be deemed incomplete and the applicant INELIGIBLE to proceed in the current cycle.
Click on "Login" (red button, upper right of screen) to go to the online application portal. The first time you visit the portal, select ‘Create a Profile’ and register for a user name, password and ID number.
Once your registration is confirmed, you can sign in and add or update information in your user profile through the ‘Maintain Profile’ feature. NOTE: the user profile form is NOT the application form.
During the application open period, sign in and select ‘Start Application’. Answer the Program eligibility questions and complete the form. Review your application and ‘Submit application' (red button, bottom of form). Do not forget to submit your application.
NOTE: Application packages containing documents not properly completed, containing illegible photo images and/or missing required information and attachments will be deemed incomplete and the applicant INELIGIBLE to proceed in the current cycle.
Obtain a bank draft or money order in Canadian funds PAYABLE TO the University of Calgary in the amount of CAD$350.
All applicants to the AIMG Program are required to pay the NON-REFUNDABLE application fee of CAD$350.
NOTE: Applicants must remit the required application fee to ELIGIBLE to proceed in the current cycle. NO exceptions will be permitted.
Ensure your profile and all required documents have been granted sharing through physiciansapply.ca to the AIMG Program. Your profile and documents must be shared on or before the online application close deadline and remain shared until CaRMS match day. For further information on sharing documents, visit physiciansapply.ca.
NOTE: If physiciansapply.ca sharing is not granted to the AIMG Program, the application will be deemed INCOMPLETE and the applicant INELIGIBLE for further assessment.
Your online application and supporting documents will be reviewed by the AIMG Program File Review Committee (FRC) for completeness and demonstration of the eligibility requirements. Failure to meet the requirements outlined will result in your application being rejected in its entirety.
NOTE: The AIMG Program FRC determines eligibility to continue in the assessment process. Refer to Program Cycle and Important Dates and Deadlines. Decisions of the FRC are final. No appeals will be considered.
When CaRMS Online opens, applicants must register for CaRMS and follow the instructions provided. Only eligible candidates can proceed to apply for available IMG-designated residency positions in Alberta through CaRMS for the R-1 Main Residency Match. Detailed instructions are provided on the CaRMS website. For assistance with your CaRMS application, contact the CaRMS Help Desk.
Program descriptions for R-1 Main Residency Match positions available for this cycle can also be found on the CaRMS website.